red-breasted nuthatch

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Related to red-breasted nuthatch: red-breasted sapsucker, white-breasted nuthatch
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: nuthatch - bluish-grey nuthatch with reddish breastred-breasted nuthatch - bluish-grey nuthatch with reddish breast; of northern coniferous forests
nuthatch, nutcracker - any of various small short-tailed songbirds with strong feet and a sharp beak that feed on small nuts and insects
genus Sitta, Sitta - type genus of the Sittidae
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The Year of the Bird started nicely with a red-breasted nuthatch, a visitor to my peanut feeder on New Year's Day.
I also took a birdwatching walk with naturalist Rich MacDonald of Bar Harbor's National History Centre from Sieur de Monts Spring, in the shadow of the mountain named after George Dorr, and saw black-capped chickadees, red-breasted nuthatch, and a beautiful gold-crowned kinglet.
The ones that shifted their range downslope include both low-elevation species like the Ash-throated Flycatcher and Western Scrub-Jay, and high-elevation species like the Cassin's Finch and Red-breasted Nuthatch.
Here are a few winter birds and their favorite foods: Birds Foods Northern Cardinal safflower seeds, fruit, berries, nuts Black-Capped Chickadee hulled sunflower seeds, peanuts, berries Downy Woodpecker hulled sunflower seeds, tree nuts, fruit Red-Breasted Nuthatch hulled sunflower seeds, peanuts Tufted Titmouse hulled sunflower seeds, fruits, nuts Dark-Eyed Junco white millet, cracked corn
Similarly, the chickadee and nuthatch winter observations were not of a roosting bird, but of a mixed species flock of 5 individuals who all entered a Red-breasted Nuthatch cavity one at a time and then flew off.
An audacious red-breasted nuthatch, just 4 1/2 inches long, lands on General Sherman's huge flank.